I love making my own bath bombs because I know exactly what’s in them and can also control how strong the scent is. I find the smell of store bought bath bombs too strong. It’s so easy to make your own at home today.


DIY bath bombs

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of citric acid
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • essential oil(s) of choice
  • moulds or patty pan papers, food colouring (optional)


  1. Combine the citric acid, baking soda and cornflour in a bowl.
  2. Add in a few drops of food colouring if you want.
  3. In a separate bowl combine your essential oil and coconut oil.
  4. Slowly pour the oil into your bowl containing the dry ingredients, while stirring.
  5. Using you hands, mix the ingredients together until it feels like wet sand.
  6. Scoop the mixture into moulds or into patty pan papers and leave to set for 24 hours.
  7. Add one to a bath and relax.

These would make great cheap and thoughtful presents for family and friends.

Try it out and let me know how you go. Please add your comment below.

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  • I would add the food colouring to the wet ingredients, not to the dry ingredients


  • oh wow, I long for a bath right now (we don’t have one…) may have to book a holiday and give these a go!


  • This sounds so easy! You’re right too, store bought are always just a little too scented


  • Definitely giving these a go love that they can have no scent


  • This is a brilliant idea to get kids involved in also. Great to get them making gifts at Christmas time.


  • Jessica, thanks for the suggestion, but the coconut oil is quite expensive, any other kind of oil you think will work?


  • Fantastic! They make great presents and look like fun to make.


  • You are full of fantastic ideas!! Thanks for sharing!!


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